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CouRage finally joins 100 Thieves, reveals complete channel rebrand

Published: 28/May/2019 19:24 Updated: 28/May/2019 22:00

by Alan Bernal

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After weeks of speculation and teasing from Twitch streamer Jack ‘esports.

For weeks CouRage has been at the center of rumors and leaks that only intensified when Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff made a surprise exit from skyrocketing esports organization 100 Thieves.

But all rumors were finally put to rest when longtime friends CouRage and Mathew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag announced that the popular streamer would be joining the Thieves’ ranks and officially moving into the team house in Los Angeles.

In a hilarious 12-minute mockumentary style video, the org filled with content creators pulled out all the stops by ‘documenting’ the weeks leading up to CouRage’s signing with the org.

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    Nadeshot expressed his excitement for CouRage joining the stream team for the Thieves, saying: “I can’t picture 100 Thieves without CouRage.”

    Leaks leading up to 100 Thieves and CouRage being official

    There have been mounds of speculation prior to CouRage signing with 100 Thieves that blew the lid wide open before the official announcement.

    While CouRage had been playing off his “apartment search,” it was just a ruse to conceal that he was moving into and finalizing his transition to the 100 Thieves.

    In the past, CouRage’s announcement was dangerously close to being leaked beforehand, notably by Twitch star Tyler ‘Ninja” Blevins.

    During Ninja’s May 24 stream, the world’s most famous gamer let out a bit too much from his friend’s future plans at the time.

    “NICKMERCS is a little bit bigger than CouRage,” Ninja said. “But CouRage recently signed with 100 Thieves, clearly, I don’t think Jack would do that if it wasn’t a great org with great contracts.”

    But now that the ink has dried and videos have been uploaded, 100 Thieves and CouRage are hyped to see what the partnership will bring.

Call of Duty

Dr Disrespect calls out Activision & Warzone tourney admins for hacker drama

Published: 23/Jan/2021 0:41

by Theo Salaun

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Following scandal over a disqualified cheater in a Warzone tournament, Dr Disrespect is calling out Activision’s lack of an anti-cheat and Twitch Rivals’ lack of a formal process for investigating hacks.

In hours of drama that rocked the competitive Call of Duty: Warzone community, a smaller streamer, ‘Metzy_B,’ was accused of cheating during the $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament. Prior to the final match of the event, his team was disqualified by tournament admins and stripped of any chance at tournament earnings.

Twitch Rivals have remained relatively quiet on the issue, practically ignoring it during the broadcast and offering up a minimally worded explanation over Twitter. In their explanation, the admins simply explained that Metzy “was ruled to be cheating” and subsequently “removed from the event.”

With that lack of transparency, rumors and accusations flew. Former Call of Duty League pro, one of the highest Warzone earners currently, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren spent hours interrogating the accused and having a friend take control of Metzy’s PC to dive through his logs for any proof of hacks. This all leads to Dr Disrespect asserting that, with or without an Activision anti-cheat, tournament organizers need to do better.

As shared by ‘WickedGoodGames,’ the Two-Time has a clear perspective on this issue. If the developers can’t institute an effective anti-cheat, then every single tournament must “define a process in finding out if he is [cheating] or not … obviously outside of the whole Call of Duty not having an anti-cheat kind of software built in.”

The drama was obviously divisive, as most participants in the tournament believed Metzy (and others) to be cheating, while others weren’t so sure. With no one knowing precisely how Twitch handled the situation, the community was left to investigate themselves.

As Dr Disrespect has heard, the “purple snakes” disqualified Metzy based on “a couple suspicious clips” and without asking to check his computer. This is echoed by the accused himself, who has since commended Tommey for trying to figure out what the admins had failed to.

That account goes directly against others, as fellow competitor BobbyPoff reacted by alleging that Metzy was, in fact, originally reluctant to display his task manager logs.

While the truth may be impossible to find at this point, as Twitch Rivals have given no explanation of their process and any number of files could have been deleted by the time Tommey got access, Dr Disrespect’s point is proven by the drama.

If Activision can’t deliver a functioning anti-cheat and tournament organizers don’t have a strict, transparent policy for hackers — then community infighting over a “grey area” is unavoidable.